About Me

Part-time photographer, part-time blogger & full-time professor

What’s my story?

After 30 years in the business world I wasn’t having any fun and needed a change. I was too young to retire so I quit the business world and started a second career as a college professor. I have been teaching at Carthage College (Kenosha, WI. USA) since 2009.

Since I have my summer off, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the situation. So we decided to take every June and spend a month in a new place and live like the locals. We rent a modest apartment (thank-you VRBO), have no rental car, cook lots of meals at home and live like the locals.

After spending a month in one location you really get a sense of the place and we never feel rushed like if we were on 2-week vacation. We find it quite civilized!

Photographer

I got into photography when I was very young, I even taught a couple of classes while still in high school. I lost touch with photography in my mid-twenties but rediscovered it in 2001 with the advent of digital photography. No longer did you need a darkroom, just a decent computer and some software.

Blogger

When we did our first trip to Nice in 2011 lots of friends and family were interested in our trip so I decided to try creating a blog to capture our adventures. I used Google Blogger for the first couple of blogs because it was very easy to use, but very limiting in design and layout. So I decided to learn WordPress and the horrors of html and css coding 🙂

Important Note: I assume no responsibilities for typos or poor grammer. I have a Engineering degree fer God’s sakes. OK… I feel much better with that off my shoulders.

I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave some comments!

Cheers,

-jj shields